Category: Communication and Communities

Do Bebo and Facebook have educational potential?

In this week’s Multiple choice (in the Guardian Education Supplement), a parent, teacher & student were asked the above question. Both the teacher As a teacher, I think this kind of site has got to be part of the future. and the parent but I do think it’s possibly more likely you’ll get more from…

Teaching and Learning With Twitter

Jennifer has made some very valid points following the TLt Summit 2008 In particular: It is time to toss out the “blog, wiki, podcast” mantra. This is bigger than tools isolated for singular purpose. If we keep pushing the tools into categories, new users will continue to only use the tools for those purposes. We…

Pubcast

Had you asked me about half an hour ago what a “Pubcast” was, I’d have thought it was a blurry YouTube video recorded down at the Dog & Duck. However, I’ve just found SciVee, which Stephen Downes and Jane Hart describe as a useful resource for Scientists. It is, but what I think is more…

YouTube – Privacy and Social Networks

This is an information video from the Canadian Government. I think that it does reasonably well in terms of alerting people to the sort of information that they may be making available, without necessarily causing them to never put anything on the Web ever again. Via: Nellie Deutsch‘s facebook page….

Should I start to twitter?

I can very much agree with the first part of Marshall Kilpatrick’s review of the World’s Most Popular Twitter Clients. “I thought it sounded stupid.” He’s now changed his mind, and has reviewed a range of different twitter clients. I’ve yet to be convinced, as it’s just another thing to have to do. Perhaps part…

E-Learning Mythbusters #3

Barry Dahl raises the point that while we, as lecturing staff, may think that students *want* to be part of an eLearning community – and take steps to encourage it, perhaps they don’t. He hasn’t actually given the results of what the students actually think – which would be useful. I’m not sure that I…

SNS for Students.

Wired ran a series of articles entitled “Education 2.0”. This particular one focussed on Social Network Tools. Given that Marc Canter at the Web2.0 conference suggested an average user is active on five social networks, they’ve created a list of 5. (MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn [particularly for those leaving education], Bebo [which, they note is most…